We just found out we will be going to this soon. We are a rural hospital w/out Pharmacy on site 24hr/day, so we have these questions and a lot of others (r/t first dose pharm checks, ect) So I would also love to here how this is working out for others.
Our PACU splits it into 8 hour shifts and posts a calander for everyone to self schedule their shifts. It works very well for us. Everyone is required to take atleast 2 shifts, but some take as many as 15. A lot of nurses have specific shifts that they like to take, the other like to fill in the empty spots. Occasionaly those of us who prefer to avoid weekend call have to take a few shifts but its not that often.
It is split 1600-2300, 2300-0800 during the week. 0700-1530, 1530-2300, 2300-0700 on weekends.
Hopefully that was coherent, i'm half asleep. :)
Arkansas State University - AASN
The HESI is our clinical final (20% of grade) in the last semester. You get 2 chances to make a 900. If you don't make it you still graduate, but you must take a NCLEX review course before your info is released to the board. Most of us are taking a review anyway so it's not that huge of a deal (other than effecting our final grade, we're still going to graduate & take the NCLEX).
I am going to be getting a new stethoscope (a Littmann, either the Master Cardiology or the Cardiology STC). Right now I have a 27" Littman Master Classic II.
Does anyone have a 22 inch Littmann? How do you like the length?
I'm thinking that it will fit in my pocket better and be sized more appropriate for my body (5'2" here). But does the 5 inches make you have to stoop/get in the pt's face?
What is your opinion/experience?
I'm trying to find a website I found several months ago. I think it was linked in a thread, but can't find it doing a search.
It has unusual xrays, cts, mris, ect. The one I remember was a NGT inserted into the cranium.
If anyone knows where I can find this, I'd appreciate a link.